Video: Modulation Assisted Machining
This footage shows the effect of a techology that speeds and simplifies center drilling by oscillating the drill through many pecks per second.
This video footage and imagery show the chip formation and hole quality resulting from a center-drilling pass in copper with and without M4 Sciences’s “TriboMAM” unit.
For use in center-drilling applications on CNC Swiss-types and other small CNC lathes, TriboMAM uses modulation assisted machining to oscillate the drill through rapid pecks—as many as 1,000 pecks per second.
The technology is described in more detail in the article under “Editor Picks” at right. The companion article also includes video animation.
Lean practices are not just for predictable production. Here are the common-sense ways this low-volume job shop has implemented a leaner process.
Live tooling on turning centers greatly expands multiple processing capability. With the addition of Y-axis, turning and machining process integration takes a significant step further. Here's how the technology works.
My behind-the-scenes tour on the shop floor of Baker Industries began and ended with its Emco Mecof PowerMill, one of the biggest five-axis machining centers in the United States. The tour also shed light on the company’s highly aggressive approach to new equipment purchases.